ODESZA Talks Leon Bridges Collab 'Across The Room,' Shares SoulWarming Music Video: Watch
publish date: 2017-10-09
You know how some houses fill your heart with warmth? Real homes that overflow with a love that reaches into your bones? That's the vibe ODESZA and Leon Bridges nailed on their collaborative single "Across The Room," from the electronic duo's recent album A Moment Apart.
The band called the collaboration a "wonderful experience," citing a new level of experimentation and a higher level of process.
"(Bridges is) someone we've wanted to work with quite a bit," ODESZA's Clayton Knight says in a recent interview with Dance. The band's management reached out to to the cool singer-songwriter and he stopped by ODESZA's studio after a show in Seattle. The guys hung out a bit and played him a few tracks, and one with a throwback hip-hop vibe resonated with his retro soul.
"We ended up writing that whole song basically," Knight says. "We re-recored some of the elements back in Texas, but everything was basically written in that studio in that eight-hour period. When that happens, it's usually a good sign, because things are flowing easily and fast. You know they're there. It's a complete honor to work with him. He's honestly a genius."